The White is calling BS on Omarosa Manigault-Newman’s forthcoming book.
“Instead of telling the truth about all the good President Trump and his administration are doing to make America safe and prosperous, this book is riddled with lies and false accusations,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. “It’s sad that a disgruntled former White House employee is trying to profit off these false attacks, and even worse that the media would now give her a platform, after not taking her seriously when she had only positive things to say about the President during her time in the administration.”
On Friday, the Daily Mail obtained an excerpt from Omarosa’s “explosive” memoir, Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House. The former Trump aide alleges in the book that the president dropped the N-word multiple times while filming The Apprentice. Omarosa appeared on the reality competition show in 2004 as well as its “celebrity” spin-off.
The book reads: “[…] Donald Trump was indeed a racist, a bigot and a misogynist. My certainty about the N-word tape and his frequent uses of that word were the top of a high mountain of truly appalling things I’d experienced with him, during the last two years in particular.
“[…] It had finally sunk in that the person I’d thought I’d known so well for so long was actually a racist,” she wrote. “Using the N-word was not just the way he talks but, more disturbing, it was how he thought of me and African Americans as a whole.”
Omarosa left the White House in December 2017. Less than two months later, the 44-year-old appeared on the CBS reality competition show Celebrity Big Brother, where she was asked about her decision to join Trump’s team.
“I felt like it was a call to duty. I felt I was serving my country—not serving him. It was always about the country. I was always haunted by tweets, every day. Like, 'What is he going to tweet next?’” she told a fellow contestant. “[…] It's not going to be OK. It's not.”
Shortly after the comments aired, White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah challenged Omarosa’s credibility, stating: “Omarosa was fired three times on The Apprentice and this was the fourth time we let her go. She had limited contact with the president while here. She has no contact now.”
Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House will hit shelves Tuesday.